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July 22, 2015

Australia: Echo Hits Brisbane Jackpot

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Echo Entertainment has been awarded the contract to build a second casino complex in Brisbane.

The Queensland Government announced the winning bid to develop Queen's Wharf Brisbane yesterday (July 21) citing Echo’s plan to include extra public space, restaurants and hotel options as the deciding factors.

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham said the project would transform Brisbane.

"It will do what South Bank did for Brisbane 30 years ago,” he said.

Echo Entertainment CEO Matt Bekier welcomed the decision.

“We’re delighted the Government shares our vision to develop Queen’s Wharf Brisbane into the best Integrated Resort in Australia, and one for which Brisbane will be globally recognised,” he said.

The bid consortium, Destination Brisbane, consisted of Echo Entertainment, Hong-Kong based consortium Far East and Chinese conglomerate Chow Tai Fook.

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